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Jan. 3, 1936

Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald on this date 70 years ago include:

Lindberghs quit their refuge at Liverpool hotel

LIVERPOOL – The Charles A. Lindberghs left Liverpool today for Cardiff, Wales, where, said their representative, they will seek &uot;quiet and rest.&uot;

The manager of the Adelphi Hotel, where they had been staying, stated that the famous couple and their little son, Jon, were en route to South Wales with Aubrey Morgan, Mrs. Lindbergh’s brother-in-law.

Maj. Bowes’ Day is declared by Mayor Nurney

Next Friday officially will be Major Bowes’ Day in Suffolk.

Commending both the work of Major Edward Bowes in providing opportunities for display of talents and profitable employment to young men and women and the Suffolk Rotary Club, which sponsors the clinic for crippled children, Mayor Jack W. Nurney today issued a proclamation requesting all citizens to patronize the Amateurs during their two-day showing at the Merchants and Manufacturers Show.

Suffolk’s 1935 fire loss boosted by major blaze

A single big fire – the June 30 destruction of Nansemond Truck Packing Co. warehouse at a loss of $52,000 – spoiled Suffolk 1935 record for fire prevention.

The big blaze was responsible for trebling the annual fire loss and running all percentage and loss ratios beyond the bounds of &uot;a good record&uot; any way one figures it.

The loss for the year reached the staggering total of $74,061 or, if you like to figure, an average cost to each man, woman and child in the city of $7.41, according to a fire report compiled by Fire Chief James H. Bangley.

Suffolk social notes

James L. McLemore Jr. left this morning for the University of Virginia to resume his studies after spending the holiday with his parents, Judge and Mrs. J.L. McLemore on Pinner Street.

Mrs. P.L. Russo returned yesterday to her home in Norfolk after several days visit with Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Patrick at their home in Hall Place.

Miss Anna Goode Turner has returned to State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, after spending the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Z. Turner, on Saratoga Street.

Charles Murden will leave today to resume his studies at VMI after having been guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murden, at their home on St. James Avenue.

Large Riddick estate divided among relatives

The holographic will of Mrs. Mary Catherine Copeland Riddick, wealthy nonagenarian who died Dec. 29 at the age of 95 years, written by her on Sept. 15, 1929 and filling seven pages of legal paper, was admitted to probate in the office of the Suffolk Circuit Court this morning.

Mrs. Riddick named her three nephews, John C. Holladay, Frank A. Holladay and J.E.B. Holladay, executors and her niece, Mrs. Katie B.H. Pretlow, as executrix of her estate.

The estate, one of the largest in Suffolk, is believed to be worth approximately a quarter-million dollars.

Compiled by Allison T. Williams